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« on: July 30, 2006 04:41:24 PM »

   my gnome named larry, of course!

the brand paper i used

being stupid and all, i accedentally found that some black construction paper can act as henna but its a little darker in color than actual henna...all you do is cut it out in the shape you want, put it on your skin where you want it, and place a wet (not to dry to the point that theres no water left, but not dripping) paper towel and place it on the construction paper. leave it there for about 2-3 mins and peel it off...so far mine has lasted about a week, though it has faded slightly due to washing.

HELPFUL THINGS TO KNOW
-comes off with nail polish remover/rubbing alcohol
-dont move it while its sitting! will caouse shadow effect
WARNING: will stain reg towels/clothes so be careful, use papertowels/napkins

please post pics if you tried this!
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2006 04:45:03 PM »

neat! Could you use different colors too? I may try that!
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2006 04:45:40 PM »

Wow. I never ever knew this was possible. I'm going to try it out as soon as I get black construction paper.
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2006 04:48:09 PM »

im going to check if i can dye my hands funny colors for you guys....i wonder what the preschoolers are gonna think at vacation bible school tomorrow!
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2006 04:57:38 PM »

Aw, I just tried it...the construction paper I have doesn't do it  Sad

Guess it's back to my old standby of using graphite.
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2006 04:59:18 PM »

i tried green and it doesn work, ill try more but ithink its just black...raver tried it here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=16541.40  with a different paper than what i posted to use, it worked only lighter
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2006 05:18:17 PM »

im trying it right now in pink
lets hope it works =]
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2006 05:21:06 PM »

pink didnt work so ill try black
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2006 05:26:43 PM »

black didnt work for me either =/
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2006 05:30:16 PM »

I found a roll of black paper that worked great! I gave my stomach a handlebar mustache.
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2006 05:31:29 PM »

*sigh* i want it to work!! this is super cool
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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2006 07:19:50 PM »

Well, as stated in the other topic, I did try this method, and it worked pretty well!




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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2006 08:20:56 PM »

Be CAREFUL! This makes me very uneasy. Remember that they used chemicals to dye this paper, and these are chemicals that are NOT good for your body. Theyre not body safe, which means very bad things could happen to your skin. I dont know which particular dye is used in this black construction paper, but there is a dye in black hair dye (also passed off as black henna, fyi.) and multiple other things called paraphenylenediamine that can cause VERY nasty skin sensitization that leads to infection and permenant scarring. See this page for more information: http://www.hennapage.com/henna/ppd/index.html
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Be CAREFUL! This makes be very uneasy. Remember that they used chemicals to dye this paper, and these are chemicals that are NOT good for your body. Theyre not body safe, which makes very bad things could happen. I dont know which particular dye is used in this black construction paper, but there is a dye in black hair dye (also passed off as black henna, fyi.) and multiple other things called paraphenylenediamine that can cause VERY nasty skin sensitization that leads to infection and permenant scarring. See this page for more information: http://www.hennapage.com/henna/ppd/index.html

i started doing this last year, and if there was scarring, i would have a dragon on my leg and under my gnome your be many random shapes lol. but the paper i listed has left no scarring/perm. dye at all! yay!
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« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2006 09:48:10 PM »

Gah. I agree with vanilla. You need to be really careful with these dyes. What this is basically doing is creating a chemical reaction on your skin. It may be kosher for you, but it could be bad news bears for me.
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« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2006 10:12:40 PM »

It's not a chemical reaction, it's a dye transfer.  The companies that make construction paper aren't really in it for quality; adding water to the paper simply loosens the dye's weak hold on the paper and it stains your skin. 

Just remember - little children everywhere are doing fun things like putting this paper in their mouths, some are even swallowing it (I'm sure I'm not the only person who had a little brother who had contests in kindergarten on who could eat their art project the fastest).  Unless you have some ancient paper around from the days when they used freaky chemicals to make stuff (the fun days of crayons that killed you if you ingested them and formaldehyde shampoo), the packages nowadays tend to have 'Non-Toxic' printed right on them.
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« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2006 09:39:47 PM »

The debate roused my interest, So I hit the Almighty Google, and found a conversation on the printech archive.

Pro:

"Any art product that will be used by children under the age of 18 must be
tested for toxicity and labeled according to the Consumer Product Safety
Commission. It is a stringent test, and I would make the assumption that
construction paper, being an arts material, must meet the same requirements.
It should be safe for children and animals, but to be on the safe side, you may
wish to ask the manufacutere if he/she is required to test and label according
to the Arts labeling standard.
Marci Kinter
SGIA "

Con:
"Having spent six years working at a paper mill, I would discourage using
colored paper for animal bedding. Colored paper is manufactured using
either anionic direct dies in liquid or dry form. These dies are just a
part of the chemicals used in the manufacture of paper. If the paper is
neutral based, calcium carbonate, clay, titanium dioxide, as well as
retention aids and biocides are used. While paper may seen like a
simple product, it is very tough to manufacture and requires getting a
lot of chemistry correct to manufacture it properly. Just my
observations from working in the industry.
Tom Reed
Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Sciences "

My two cents? go get some henna. But the constuction paper thing shouldn't kill you., particularly if the paper is labeled "non-toxic."
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« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2006 10:17:03 PM »

Ooh, that's neat-o! Shocked  I love temporary tattoos and used to have some henna powder, too. But this is so much cheaper--and personalized!

I'm gonna try it tomorrow!  What a rebel! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2007 06:16:50 PM »

This is SUCH a cool idea! I love it!
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« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2007 01:25:20 AM »

incredible! the things you can do with diferent materials, just wow  Shocked
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« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2007 05:29:45 PM »

Most construction paper for kids uses vegetable dyes, so it is non-toxic.  However I wouldn't try this with "artist paper" meant for adults-- it doesn't have to conform to the same toxicity standards. 

Basically, check the package to make sure it is non-toxic before trying this.
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« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2008 02:53:14 PM »

Be CAREFUL! This makes me very uneasy. Remember that they used chemicals to dye this paper, and these are chemicals that are NOT good for your body. Theyre not body safe, which means very bad things could happen to your skin. I dont know which particular dye is used in this black construction paper, but there is a dye in black hair dye (also passed off as black henna, fyi.) and multiple other things called paraphenylenediamine that can cause VERY nasty skin sensitization that leads to infection and permenant scarring. See this page for more information: http://www.hennapage.com/henna/ppd/index.html


thank you. i like the idea alot, but im very much against chemicals.. it would be nice to have a category on here for pure natural things..
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